Today's set of Bakelite cookie buttons are as small as they come, measuring about a half-inch across. They look like baby buttons or little spots of dough with a dab of color added. I wouldn't be surprised if buttons this tiny were originally sewn onto bibs or infancy blouses. In the year 1928 the "Gerber Baby" was first introduced on Gerber Brand baby products. That's about how old these buttons are as well.